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Register as an exporter  (5) expand_more expand_less
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Inspection of premises
(last modified: 23/11/2021)

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

0 mn  -  0 mn
 -  15 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

P.O. Box 00100-49592, Nairobi
Tel: +254 709 891 000 / +254 206 618 000
Email: director@kephis.org, kephisinfo@kephis.org
Website: www.kephis.org
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Seed Certification and Plant Variety Protection Unit (KEPHIS)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Caroline Kavu

Seed Inspector
Email: seed@kephis.org
KEPHIS Regional Offices KEPHIS Regional Offices

What do I get?

Information

What documents do I need to bring?

For all
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Seed handling experience
Of the staff; they are expected to have a background and knowledge on seeds.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Physical presence
Of the owner or technical personal of the seed store.
Additionally, for production category
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Contract (copy)
Evidence of contractual agreements with the recruited growers.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Title deed (copy)
Adequate land and equipment to handle the basic seeds. The applicant should also provide the source of starter or basic seed used.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Lease agreement (copy)
For leased land. Adequate land and equipment to handle the basic seeds. The applicant should also provide the source of starter or basic seed used.
Additionally, for processing category
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Machinery and equipment
For processing seeds.
Additionally, for marketing category
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Seed store
Facility where the seeds will be stored should be a permanent structure with pallets, well aerated and free from rodents.
2.
List of distributors (copy)

Time frame

The time taken to inspect the premises depends on the size of the facility and number of inspectors available, and can take up to a full working day.
Attention at counter: Max.   8h.
Waiting time until next step: Max.   15 days

Legal justification

1. Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
Sections 3, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D
2. The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016 - Legal Notice No 220
The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016 - Legal Notice No 220
Section 6

Additional information

Once inspection is complete, applicant is informed of approval/rejection. A recommendation for approval is given to compliant applicants, in case of non conformities, re-inspection will be carried out.

Who certified this information ?

Caroline KAVU, KEPHIS Inspector, 04/10/2017

Recourse: Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

Entity in charge

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

P.O. Box 00100-49592, Nairobi
Tel: +254 709 891 000 / +254 206 618 000
Email: director@kephis.org, kephisinfo@kephis.org
Website: www.kephis.org
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Managing Director (KEPHIS)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Prof. Theophilus M. Mutui (PhD)

Managing Director
Tel: +254 206 618 000 / +254 709 891 000
Email: director@kephis.org
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